Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls for Renaming All Bases Named for Confederate Generals

‘Those who complain that removing the names of traitors from these bases ignores history ought to learn some history themselves’

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WARREN: “Those are just a few examples. Fort Hood, Fort Lee, Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Polk, Camp Beauregard, Fort Rucker. American military bases that carry the names of Confederate generals are not named for heroes. They are not named for men who risked their lives defending the United States and its soldiers. They are named for men who took up arms against the United States of America and killed American soldiers in the defense of slavery. They are the names of men who were directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans in the defense of slavery. Those who complain that removing the names of traitors from these bases ignores history ought to learn some history themselves. These bases were not named in the years following the Civil War. No, they were named decades and decades later during the Jim Crow era to strengthen a movement that tried to glorify the Confederacy and reinforce white supremacy.”

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